Fine-tuning the horizontal space occupied by music 2002-07-19 02:58 am Spacing between individuals notes can be altered using the note properties dialog boxes. But for fine-tuning the amount of horizontal space occupied by the music, here is another way:Wherever you wish to stretch the notation, go to the top staff and insert a few spaces of text, using "preserve width." Once this is set up, you can repeatedly paste the spaces by clicking at the location to be spaced, type "x" to bring up the text editor, then "enter."When you setup your page to "extend last system," sometimes the notes bunch up at the left. With extra spacing, they can be expanded to fill the system more attractively.